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I installed an intermatic timer. Throwing manual switch

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I installed an intermatic timer. Throwing manual switch turns lights on but no power to timer. Think I need to add neutral. Has two white wires to left of contacts for line hookup. Where do I add neutral if that's the problem?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. The International timer doesn't need a neutral. You need to check the battery. That's what powers the clock.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is a mechanical wall timer. No battery involved. ( the type in a gray metal housing. ) indoor
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

The small white wires power the clock. You need to connect the feed to both terminations. The clock voltage should be noted. 120V, 240,V. Make sure you connect the proper voltage.